Origin of aileron
Examples from the Web for aileron
Historical Examples of aileron
They shot away my aileron control, and we were in a very bad way.Some Naval Yarns
The part of the wing which can be warped is called the aileron.The Romance of Aircraft
Lawrence Yard Smith
In that way I depress the aileron on the side I want to sail.Dorothy Dixon Wins Her Wings
If one wing tends to dip, the aileron on that side is depressed.
Why, they couldn't tell an aileron from an elevator if it was to save their lives!Skyrider
B. M. Bower
Word Origin for aileron
1909, from French aileron, altered (by influence of aile "wing"), from French aleron "little wing," diminutive of Old French ele "wing" (12c.), from Latin ala "wing" (see aisle).